Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 30th Jun 2012 19:34 UTC
Legal Yesterday, we were treated to another preliminary injunction on a product due to patent trolling. Over the past few years, some companies have resorted to patent trolling instead of competing on merit, using frivolous and obvious software and design patents to block competitors - even though this obviously shouldn't be legal. The fact that this is, in fact, legal, is baffling, and up until a few months ago, a regular topic here on OSNews. At some point - I stopped reporting on the matter. The reason for this is simple: I realised that intellectual property law exists outside of regular democratic processes and is, in fact, wholly and utterly totalitarian. What's the point in reporting on something we can't change via legal means?
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Act together in defense
by twitterfire on Sun 1st Jul 2012 16:21 UTC
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Google and Android phone makers should play together in defense and sue Apple into Oblivion in any country they can, for every reason they can find, for whatever patent they might own and Apple might infringe.

The best defense is offense. They should defend themselves until is not too late and Apple would establish too many precedents and would try to achieve bans against all major Android devices.

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